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Hoe to install a diferent windows on a DELL

Hi. I have a XPS Dell Desktop, it came with windows xp sp2, when i try to upgrade it to a windows with sp3, there's a message saying that the instalation cannot continue becouse "the sistem couldn't find any hdd devices conected".

How can i solve this

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  • perrocautivo Feb 23, 2009

    Thanks for the answeres.
    What freaks me out is that I have like 4 copies of Windows and the only one that works (detects the HDD and installs correctly), it's the one that came with my computer.


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Hi perrocautivo,

Why are you trying to load it in DOS? Turn your computer on, and let it open to XP sp2. Once you done that, load the SP if that's what your using, and it should ask you if you want to upgrade it. Or, just go to HERE. and have it downloaded and upgraded for you.

Good Luck


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    Mark Taylor Feb 23, 2009

    Then by all means, load the one that it recognizes get it up to speed, and go to the downloads from my prior message, and update it to SP3. That's about an hour of work, but it's a lot easier when it boots you know!!!!!

    Good Luck



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If HDD makes shshshsh.... or spinning sound or generates heat, your HDD might be ok. Next Try with XP sp2 cd. If it again cant detect HDD, go to BIOS setting and watch if the HDD is showing it's status. If Bios can not detect HDD check HDD cable and power cable inserted in HDD. Replace them if needed. Format the HDD with another PC. If you still have problem replace HDD with new one. One thing you might use your corrupted HDD as a slave drive later, i hope.

Keep informing.

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